Travel with Kids: Alright then, let’s plan a super fun holiday with the children
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- Travel with kids
- Published on Wednesday, 09 February 2022 12:06
- Last Updated on 09 February 2022
- Monica Costa
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Planning a super fun holiday with your kids sounds like so much fun, right? There are always going to be places in the world to explore with lots to offer, so how do you decide where you should be heading out? What are you going to do while you are there? How can you make this the best trip everywhere? We understand that this is a lot to think about and plan, but it’s important if you want to succeed in your goal. In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the things that you are going to need to think about when it comes to planning a super fun holiday with your kids. Keep reading down below if you would like to find out more.
Pick Somewhere With Theme Parks
The first thing that we are going to suggest is that if you have little adrenaline junkies in your family, you choose somewhere with theme parks. If you have one kid that loves this kind of stuff and one that doesn’t, theme parks are still a good choice. There are always rides for children who are smaller, or for those who don’t like the fast, thrill seeking rides. It’s okay for not everyone to love the exact same parts of the holiday, as long as everyone does go somewhere that you know they will love.
Make sure that you check out the reviews for the theme park before you go there though. You want to make sure that the tickets are worth the money and that you actually get the most out of the experience. As such, you need to do your research into different areas and what theme parks they have.
Relaxing And Fun
Planning a fun holiday can be exhausting, so you also need to choose somewhere that you can also relax after a long day. This can be somewhere that has a beach nearby, somewhere nice to walk, or anything similar. As long as you can all sit down at the end of the day, relax by some kind of water while soaking up the sun, that’s good enough. Holidays are supposed to be fun, but nothing is going to be fun if your feet are covered in blisters and you don’t even get to sit down.
It’s important to try and find the balance between doing way too much and not doing enough. This Is where a plan is going to come in handy. You can plan out your time to do things, adjust it if necessary, but you will also have time to wind down, relax and have some soothing time. You don’t need everyone wired up all day, every day and this doesn’t bode well for when you get back home.
Choose Something A Little Different
Or, you can think about choosing something a little different. You have your typical holidays such as theme parks and beaches, but have you ever considered doing something entirely different? For example, you can go on the cruise holiday of a lifetime, enjoying every single second of it. It’s not something that you hear about very often, so your kids will likely be bragging about it for a long time to come to their friends, but it’s nice for them to be able to say they have done this.
Or, if you are someone who loves to be active and your kids are the same, then you can go on a holiday where you do things like learn to ski. It’s important to stay with your kids at all times while they are learning a new skill, and let them learn. Let them find things out for themselves like the fact that they shouldn’t do a specific thing if they want to avoid face planting. It’s fun for everyone to try something new once in a while.
Ask Them What They Want
Did you ever consider just asking your kids what they want to do on their next holiday? Of course, you don’t have to do everything that they have just told you, but it gives you an idea as to where to start. If they have said different places, then research the ones they have given, and then decide where to go. Try to make sure that you have got something incorporated for all of the places that were mentioned to give yourself the best possible start.
Make sure that you have told them where you are going if you have asked for their input so that they can get their head around it. Tell them what you have made that choice, and that it’s going to be so much fun. This should be enough for them to believe you.
Pack Everything You Need
Have you thought about packing everything that is going to be needed? Really, you need to pack everything that you would for your typical environment over there at this time. For example, if it is typically hot then you want to pack summer clothes and other things that are needed for the heat. However, you also need to make sure that you are taking a couple of warmer outfits as well. We’re not saying that it’s definitely going to happen, but the weather is unpredictable so it can turn cold quite quickly from being hot.
It’s always better to have something and not need it than the other way around. You can never be too prepared as you never know what is going to happen. We don’t think it is going to have a dramatic change and start snowing in Spain when it’s supposed to be hot though, so don’t panic too much about that.
Keep It A Surprise
The final thing that we are going to say, and it’s totally in contrast to what we said further up, is that you should keep the whole thing a surprise. There are a few reasons for this, and one is that they are going to be more excited if they don’t have weeks or months to work themselves up about it. Another is that it makes for some priceless moments where you see their face change in an instant.
As well as this, if you keep it a secret there can be no arguing about where to go. Once you have told them the destination, they can start looking up what they want to do and you can add it to the itinerary. Other than that, there will be no disagreements about the way things have been done, they will just be so happy to be going on holiday.
If you want to do a big reveal, you can take inspiration from certain platforms of social media. There are a lot of people who have been surprising their kids with holidays in cute ways, so this might be something worth considering.
I hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that you need to do if you are going to be planning a super fun holiday with your kids. It’s important that you have a plan in place if you are ever going to take your little ones with you, because the last thing that you need is to leave having got to see absolutely nothing because they wanted to go here, there and everywhere! The goal of this holiday is for everyone to enjoy it as much as everyone else, so make sure that you are making every effort to make this so.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums